Swans x Muslim Athlete Charter

Swansea City sign Muslim Athlete Charter

8th March

Swansea City is proud to have signed the Muslim Athlete Charter in partnership with Nujum Sports to pledge its commitment to equality and diversity for all.

With an increase of more Muslim players in professional football as well as support from Muslim fans, Swansea City sought to sign the Muslim Athlete Pledge to listen, learn, and adopt good practices to help players flourish, and our fans feel loved and supported.

The pledge is a commitment to recognising Muslim needs in the sport as well as the club.

Over a third of the 92 professional clubs across the Premier League and EFL have now signed the charter.

This pledge is also part of our wider work around equality and diversity and an important aspect for the club to understand, grow, and adopt good practices. As part of the relationship with Nujum Sports, Swansea City attended the launch of this year's Ramadan Packs at Lords Cricket Ground yesterday (March 7). The pack will be provided to all Muslim players at the club, and it marks the beginning of a journey to becoming fully accredited with Nujum Sports helping us through education to create a more open and inclusive environment. It also strengthens our voice and zero tolerance towards any form of discrimination.

James Chiffi, Head of Wellbeing and Development at Swansea City said: “We are honoured to pledge our commitment to the Muslim athlete charter, a human-first approach is something we strive for, and the faith and cultural needs of all stakeholders form an integral part of that. Thank you to Ebs and all at Nujum for guiding us on this positive step towards a more inclusive world.”

Ebadur Rahman, Nujum Sports CEO and Founder, commented: Having signed the pledge, Swansea City is joining a positive movement of solidarity, equality, and recognition of the contribution Muslims make in their respective clubs and teams.

“Nujum is here to support professional clubs and their players and contribute positively to their equality and diversity agenda. We are here to help them aspire to be even more inclusive and build on the passion and love we have for our respective clubs, players, and fans.”